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by Leylite
Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Who is the player?
Replies: 16
Views: 11077

Re: Who is the player?

This is definitely a recurring discussion topic, but I think it's definitely one the developers left ambiguous. There are a couple of points in favor of the "Captain is a normal person" theory, which involves two events: first, the Slug captain who tries to get the player captain themselve...
by Leylite
Thu Apr 09, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: How to lose the game without getting a game over screen.
Replies: 7
Views: 7197

Re: How to lose the game without getting a game over screen.

5thHorseman wrote:1) Upgrade Clone Bay to level 3.


He can't; he's in a pulsar.

2) Run to the pilot room and jump.


He can't; his engines are broken.

This is a pretty horrible situation, and I don't see any way to salvage it. Sorry, OP! Hope your next run goes better.
by Leylite
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Help!! First time in Sector 8 in Hard!
Replies: 1
Views: 3345

Re: Help!! First time in Sector 8 in Hard!

The biggest difference to the boss (that you will notice right away once you jump to him) is that the laser artillery and missile artillery chambers are connected directly to the main cabin in Hard mode, giving the Flagship two extra empty rooms. This means it's much harder to keep the missile room ...
by Leylite
Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Vortex ship a joke?
Replies: 19
Views: 15592

Re: Vortex ship a joke?

It's a pretty tough call - Doors 2 does help against most boarding situations by allowing you to both have blocking-doors and the Engi stay in piloting, but at the same time I usually try to tough it out and save the 35 scrap for a weapon, hacking, or shields or engines. In fact, for a little more m...
by Leylite
Sun Feb 08, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: Mod Development
Topic: Question: What should be the next weapon pack I should make?
Replies: 19
Views: 9646

Re: Question: What should be the next weapon pack I should m

(Gravity Generators are a thing in FTL, notice how people are walking on ships, not floating and bouncing) Ah, now see, I always thought everyone was wearing magnetic boots. FTL has plenty of room for different interpretations. :) Anyway, as for a weapon idea, how about a Super-Heavy laser that doe...
by Leylite
Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Rock Hull Plating and asteroids
Replies: 4
Views: 3308

Re: Rock Hull Plating and asteroids

I'd be more willing to believe the text events if the Rock Hull Plating actually made you immune to hull damage from asteroids. That would be a nice little buff to the Rock Plating without making it completely overpowered - most of the time asteroids are actually making contact with the ship, they'...
by Leylite
Thu Feb 05, 2015 3:38 pm
Forum: Tips, Strategy & Guides
Topic: Normal Mode Advanced Edition Help
Replies: 4
Views: 6607

Re: Normal Mode Advanced Edition Help

I would agree with most of the above advice, except, in my opinion you should not sell the Artemis. Yes, it's a missile weapon, and you don't start with a lot of missiles, but it can do very good work even into the middle and late-game. For the opportunity cost of only a mere 17 scrap (which you can...
by Leylite
Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:17 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Not as good as I thought
Replies: 2
Views: 2512

Re: Not as good as I thought

If you need an in-universe justification, it's that the artillery bays, cloaking, hacking, etc. systems are destroyed, so the Flagship's crew re-routed power to other power-hungry systems... much like the player does when their stuff gets damaged. Now that you know about the Power Surges, you have p...
by Leylite
Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: The DA-SR 12 is godawful and needs a buff.
Replies: 37
Views: 28205

Re: The DA-SR 12 is godawful and needs a buff.

And also don't spend your scrap on level 3 cloak. First upgrade your weapon system and then cloak. From this point all you have to do is to save your scrap for shields. Eh, it's probably a toss-up as to which of these two has to happen first, but I've tried both orders and had better luck with upgr...
by Leylite
Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: "Your crewmember is insta-killed by a suspicious boarder"
Replies: 27
Views: 17314

Re: "Your crewmember is insta-killed by a suspicious boarder

Well, I think at some point, the best way to let the player have so many options is to play the game with a Dungeon Master instead of a computer game :)